Intellectual Property: Law, Policy, and Practice

PUBPOL 373

Survey and analysis of American intellectual property law and policy. Examines the impact of intangible assets—copyrights, trademarks, patents, and related rights and interests—on artistic expression, communication, and innovation. Emphasis on media-oriented issues including film, television, music, computer programs, and digital content, with special focus on the tension between the impulse to protect property interests and the need for an expansive public domain. Extensive readings in both case law and policy commentary.

Crosslisting Numbers: 

I&E 373
PJMS 373

Curriculum Codes: 

STS, SS, EI